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Hot desking meant that you sat next to different people every day unless you got in early enough. Training was difficult when not sitting next to your mentor. Working from home was allowed which destroyed the team spirit and again was of no use if you were training. Management was non existent, left to get on with it and the remote manager never spoke to me in 6 months so the end of year review was a joke. Enjoyed the subsided social events, I.e. Christmas dinner dance and summer bbq, as well as bowling, climbing, escape rooms etc, all paid for by GT. Staff were helpful.
Free refreshments, flexibility, working from home, modern office, decent pay
Lack of management and support
The partners don’t appreciate the support staff and are constantly changing the structures from pa’s through to marketing, salaries are below market rates and discretionary bonus payments are not in line with other companies, great people generally but very limited career development
Some great support staff
No progression and salaries behind many others
Official response from Grant Thornton6 January 2021
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The onboarding process was not very positive but once on board I found the company quite reasonable. The training was very comprehensive and there was plenty of support from more experienced staff. Once in lockdown, it became clear that the contract would not become a permanent one.
The office is not in the city centre.
A typical day - extremely varied as I managed a case load of 150. What learned- a thorough grounding ( mainly on the job) of Personal Insolvency processes, in addition to producing accounts and Chartered Accountancy requirements such as commerciality & time recording. Management- good and very approachable at all levels. Culture- collaboration and fostering of ideas and an openess to new ideas and technology, to improve the product delivered to clients.
Best place i have ever worked... They make the effort to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. Not got a bad word to say about them. Lovely people with a great atmosphere, very relaxed but stil very professional.
Lots of perks, too many to list
None... i have nothing bad to say about the company 6 months in...
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Employed on a fixed term contract I felt welcome and included from day one. The sense of support amongst every colleague was immense. Management were very supportive but really encouraged people to use their own initiative.
This place is terrible and I mean woeful to work for. when starting you are given 2 weeks training where you are lead into a false sense of security that it's a fun place to work. It's really not it's the same thing day in day out and it's boring as well as that there is no chance to progress unless you are willing to kiss the leaders and management backside .upon taking the job I was told it was flexible hours and could work from early morning until 3.30pm so could be home to get kids from school, instead I did this and got a warning as no matter what time you start you have to stay until 4pm earliest If you want a job that is boring and no chance to progress this is for you otherwise I would stay clear.
Everything about the job
A day in Grant Thornton is never the same as the last and always busy, my day consists of a team catch up with my Business Support Team in the morning, a quick maintenance check around the office and then get to work; Finance Supplier Invoices Dairy Management Client AML Billing Maintainence Contracts Facilties
Pizza & Beer each month and Payday Breakfast
Work life balance, undertsaffed
The workloads were disproportionate to the job title and the salary. Another office in Manchester was opened where there were people hired with less experience but paid c£5,000pa more than people who had been in Belfast for 10years+. Not a good company to work for.
Great management who allowed the ability for roles to evolve for those that were interested in diversifying their skills. Marketing was a new area of specialism for auditors and it was embraced.
Ability to grow with the company
the relocation to Milton Keynes
Good company to work for with a focused but relaxed environment and very friendly and supportive staff. Although at times there was not a lot of work for my role, leaving a lot of time feeling unproductive.
Good environment and friendly staff
At times not enough work